Westword is taking the day off — why aren't you? After all, there's plenty of fun still to be had. Over at Civic Center Park, the gates for Taste of Colorado open 1t 10:30 a.m., with festivities continuing until 8 p.m. Bring cash for tasting tickets, which are $10 for fifteen. Head over to atasteofcolorado.com to check out the full schedule of events.
The Colorado State Fair ends its run today, but there are still plenty of funnel cakes and porkchops on a stick down in Pueblo. Find out all the details at coloradostatefair.com.
Salida will be all class during today's Salida Winefest. The festival will bring samples from a dozen wineries, as well as local food, music, and arts and crafts to River Side Park. The fest is $25 per person and runs from 1 to 6 p.m. today. Purchase your tickets here and learn more at salidawinefest.com.
La Biblioteca is hosting a Labor Day brunch today. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. you can enjoy $39 unlimited small plates and free flowing brunch cocktails and a bloody Mary bar. For reservations call the restaurant at 720-904-0965.
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Summer ain’t over yet! Lola is throwing a big ol’ BBQ on Labor Day with live music and some lip-smacking specials. Dig into beef ribs barbacoa, pollo asada, smoked chicken wings, and any of the restaurant's tacos, including chicken, fish, steak, octopus and shrimp. You can also expect happy-hour drink prices all night. The party runs from noon to 9 p.m. today; for reservations and more information, call Lola at 720-570-8686.
The Post Brewing Company is holding a Labor Day celebration; the cooks will be grilling on the Yoder Smoker and serving up BBQ specials all day long. Doors open early at 11 a.m. and The Hop Pickers will perform 1 to 4 p.m. — and then the party will continue to roll until 8 p.m. For more information, call the Post at 303-593-2066.
Frasca Food and Wine will explore the wines of Le Monde with guest Jamie Adams. The Monday Night Wine Dinners are $50 per person for four courses (not including the optional wine pairings, which range from $45-$50 per person). For reservations and more information call Frasca at 303-442-6966.
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